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Moe is a traditional English [nickname]; it has become so familiar that it is no longer as popular as it once was. It has strong [working class|working-class] overtones, and because one of the popular [Three Stooges] was named [Moe Howard|Moe], it also has overtones of [dopiness].
Moe is short for four unrelated names:
The name Moe was somewhat popular [given name] (as opposed to nickname) in America around the turn of the last century, popping into the top 1000 [boys names] from  to . It has not entered the top 1000 since then, and it is not likely to do so in the foreseeable future.
Moe is also a [surname] originating in [Norway] and [Sweden], where it also occurs in the forms [Mo] and [Moen]. This form comes from [Old Norse] mór, which came to mean ‘plain' or ‘[moor]’ in Norwegian and 'sandy [heathland]' in in Swedish.